Delaware River Basin Commission OKs two projects

by Blogburger on December 6, 2012

Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012, 3:01 AM Despite the opposition of environmental groups, a regional commission that oversees water issues in the Delaware River basin added its nod Wednesday to two major industrial projects in the region. It approved the expansion of Philadelphia International Airport, a $ 6.4 billion project that involves filling wetlands and a portion of the river, and the upgrade of a large power line that will cross the river at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in northeastern Pennsylvania. The commission also denied a petition asking it to exercise broad review of all natural-gas line projects in the region, and it…

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